Oprah Exposed for Wearing Crumpled Boots

Questioning what they might be hiding is part of a viral social media fake news conspiracy

Michael Figueroa (He/Him)
The Shadow
Published in
3 min readMar 19, 2021

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Sagging boots fuel a conspiracy theory. (Screenshot by Snopes)

One of the most insidious characteristics of fake news and misinformation is the use of leading questions to infer a plausible but nonexistent fantasy. Sometimes, the purveyor attempts to rationalize an evidentiary basis for asking a question to…

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Michael Figueroa (He/Him)
The Shadow

Latinx tech & biz exec making solutions more accessible for mission-driven orgs. Fmr President, Advanced Cyber Security Center. linkedin.com/in/michaelfigueroa